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Textile Arts workshops at 92nd Street Y

April 14, 2017

Summer Session 2017 begins end of April. 1-day workshops, 6-week workshops. Registration is now underway.
TEXTILE ARTS (Sewing, Knitting, Crochet) at the School of the Arts at 92nd Street Y.

Lisa Daehlin teaching Sewing at 92y summer 2017Learn to KNIT with Lisa Daehlin at 92nd St YLisa Daehlin teaching Tunisian Crochet at 92y summer 2017

 MACHINE SEWING for BEGINNERS, starting April 26th, 2017, six Wednesday evenings, 7-9:30pm REGISTER
An introduction to machine sewing for absolute beginners, this class covers the basics: working with a machine, cutting, seaming, pressing, elastic casing, interfacing, lining, darts, zippers, buttonholes. Focus is on skill building through making a variety of small projects: pillow cover, hat and shoulder bag. While this is not a garment-construction class, the skills covered lay the groundwork for future such projects.

– KNITTING for BEGINNERS, starting May 2nd, 2017, six Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm  REGISTER
Knitting provides a world of fabric-making options. Using the simplicity, contrast and harmony of the knit and purl stiches, we learn the basics of this time-honored tradition: how to get the stitches onto and off of the needles, and what happens in between. Basic increasing, decreasing, texture and pattern reading. Quickly gain the skills to make scarves, hats and bags.

– TUNISIAN CROCHET, 1-day workshop May 14th, 2017, six Tuesday evenings, 11am-4:30pm REGISTER
The technique of Tunisian crochet is a hybrid of crochet and knitting, resulting in a fabric with a woven quality in its most traditional form and a lace-like quality when using openwork techniques. Learn how to make the basic Tunisian crochet stitches, expand those skills to incorporate the use of two color and create variations in lace. Leave with one or two small projects completed and the skills to create more in those innovative fabrics!


Lisa Daehlin is a knitting designer and opera chanteuse. She has taught fiber arts at The Cooper Union, Newark Museum, PS122 Gallery, Harlem Knitting Circle, Vogue Knitting LIVE and the American Folk Art Museum in New York. A sought-after designer of knitted and crocheted fabrics and objects, she free-lances for the fashion industry and retail design. Her designs can be seen walking the streets of Manhattan, gracing the pages of Interweave KnitsKnit.1Knit Simple and Vogue Knitting magazines as well as featured in Lace StyleBag Style and The New TunisianCrochet books published by Interweave Press, and Vogue Knitting: Ultimate Hat Book and Vogue Knitting: Shawls and Wraps by Sixth and Spring Books.

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